This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
Please stop whatever you’re doing and look at this screencap.
sometimes i think about what if the trolls never played sgrub and feferi became empress
and she won in a showdown with the condesce, but let her live b/c feferi
so the condesce just sort of became her racist grandma that tries feebly to cull her on occasion by whacking her with her cane
~*~*~condy the racist ancestor~*~*~
Can we get a comic series about this holy fuck
Ep 1 - Tourist Trapped
Ep 2 - The Legend of the Gobblewonker
Ep 3 - Headhunters
Ep 4 - The Hand That Rocks the Mabel
Ep 5 - The Inconveniencing
Ep 6 - Dipper vs. Manliness
Ep 7 - Double Dipper
Ep 8 - Irrational Treasure
Ep 9 - The Time Traveler’s Pig
Ep 10 - Fight Fighters
Ep 11 - Little Dipper
Ep 12 - Summerween
Ep 13 - Boss Mabel
Ep 14 - Bottomless Pit!
Ep 15 - The Deep End
Ep 16 - Carpet Diem
Ep 17 - Boyz Crazy
Ep 18 - Land Before Swine
Ep 19 - Dreamscaperers
Ep 20 - Gideon Rises
Ep 21 - Scary-oke
Ep 22 - Into the Bunker
Ep 23 - The Golf War
Ep 24 - Sock Opera
Ep 25 - Soos and the Real Girl
I’ll try to update it when a new episode comes out. And if any of the links aren’t working, come message me and i’ll do what I can :D
Pusheen the cat making some chemistry.
That cat is not wearing safety goggles, he hasn’t even bothered to clean up that spilled solvent, and he is holding that Erlenmeyer flask way too close to his face.
Pusheen the Cat, more like Pusheen the limits of lab safety
the hagakur and togam commit grand theft (m)au(ko)to
I really hate that I have to do this but here goes… I’ll make it small so it doesn’t clog up your dashes…
so as you may or may not know I’m currently in a horrible financial situation
we have little income coming in, my dad isn’t helping, and I’m having a hard time finding a job so I’ve been trying to do commissions to get in some sort of money to help pay for things like our electricity and basic household needs and gas
today our electricity was shut off after I left this morning for class. I didn’t know about it until 11am which means my mom was left in the dark for three plus hours while I was at school- my mom has chronic illnesses so when I found this out naturally I panicked.
It was after 3:30 when we were finally able to get our electricity back on which is how I’m making this post.
I have commission info up on this blog and my art blog, thranduils-wonderful-weave, but I thought I might make a new post featuring some of my newer and newish colored stuff in the hopes that maybe someone might see it and want to commission me.
I feel bad that I have to do this. I really do. But I would rather have people get something for the money they give me than not get anything at all. It’d make me feel a little better at least. I’m just incredibly depressed over this and desperate for something to do so if you could commission me or reblog/signal boost this I would greatly appreciate it.